What to do with your furniture?
The Furniture Reuse Network - The FRN is the only umbrella organisation for around 300 furniture recycling projects throughout the UK. Unwanted furniture is donated by the general public, collected free of charge by local projects and sold on to people on low-incomes.
FRN member projects limit their supply to people in need through a system of referral from welfare agencies. It is the intention of the FRN to distinguish itself from second hand dealers and other charity shops that sell to the general public, including dealers on a regular basis.
Here is the FRN Directory.
Unlike many other recycled materials that face a problem of not having an end market, furniture recycling charities are attempting to satisfy a massive demand for furniture from people on very low incomes. Many FRN members report that demand exceeds supply by up to 50%. FRN estimates that charitable furniture projects redistribute over £13 million items of furniture every year.
British Heart Foundation is looking for good furniture.
The BHF is also a national organisation and has shops through out the country. Visit the BHF website to find your nearest shop.
ELVON Recycling Project - want all of your unwanted household furniture, white goods and bric-a-brac.
The West Kent YMCA Trading Company will take cupboards, desks, display units, beds, sofas, welsh dressers and any type of furniture that has a fire saftey label. They sell the furniture at a nominal cost to the public and funds raised go to YMCA Projects.
Emmaus - All types of furniture, white goods, bedding, clothing, bric a brac, garden equipment and other household goods. There are 15 Emmaus Shops in England + Scotland. Click here to find your nearest shop.
Currently there are shops in Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Colchester, Coventry, Glasgow, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Nailsworth, Greenwich, Leeds, Ashton-under-Lyme, St. Albans, Dover and Carlton (Beds).
HomeMakers Community Recycling - Furniture, White Goods, Electrical Items, Office Equipment & Computer Equipment.
Ladywood Furniture Project - We are a charity, we collect throughout Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield and Solihull, we collect FREE OF CHARGE from households and business all free standing items of furniture and appliances which we distribute to individuals and families that are in need. We undertake house and business clearance but there is a charge for this service. Our customer helpline are there to make your bookings between 9 and 3 daily.
STAAR Furniture - collect suites, chairs, tables, cupboards, wardrobes, sideboards, beds - no electrical/white goods, and all upholstered furniture must be fire tagged.
St George's House Furniture Project - we collect household items particularly three piece suites, beds (both with appropriate fire retardent labels) tables, wardrobes and any other items that can help to establish, maintain and support a home/tenancy. We do not accept electrical items for health and safety reasons. We re-distribute the donations to vulnerable individuals/families within the community. These include a local womens refuge, ex-homeless people, asylum seekers/refugees, ex-offendors and single parents. Our premises are accessable to disabled clients and we reflect the diverse community we serve.
Wesley Community Furniture Project
St Ann's Hospice - "we collect furniture, white goods, electrical goods, clothes, books, bric-a-brac and audio/visual media."
The Work-Link Project accept household furniture in good condition and fire retartant as necessary and electrical appliances including fridges freezers and electrical and gas cookers from the Hinckley and Bosworth.
adaption4action - Adaption and recycling of old,broken or unwanted furniture into beautiful furniture.
Green-Works - is a not-for-profit social enterprise that bridges the gap between organisations that have redundant office equipment and schools, charities, community groups and start-up businesses that need it. Up until now large quantities of used and second-hand office furniture have been inaccessible to the third sector.
Green-Works supplies this quality office furniture at discounted prices, and at low cost can deliver to recipient organisations. Our range of furniture changes constantly and we have everything from desks and filing cabinets to conference tables and chairs, from pedestals to coat-stands and even stationery.
Lighthouse Furniture Project - Furniture exchange
The WHCVS Furniture Scheme
We accept all kinds of household items from white goods to babies furniture. We also follow strict guide lines to make sure the furniture collected conform with regulations so our clients receive safe furniture. Please visit our website for further details.
Windhill Community Furniture Store